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Affordable Rustic Apartment, Walk to Ferry and Town

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2 adults

Rustic two-story 1850s farmhouse-style attached apartment converted from a former lobsterman's workshop. Wide plank (some squeaky) floors throughout, narrow steep stairway, ideal for those looking for authentic Maine island charm. Old-fashioned glider out front next to rhododendron and rose bush gets morning sun exposure. So quiet with the sound of rustling leaves and seagulls. One TempurPedic double bed or two comfy twin beds. Apartment is in great residential location near Historical Society up on the hill for easy walking to Main Street restaurants, shops, and ferry. Near water, not on water, with limited Sands Cove views from upstairs bedrooms. Good neighborhood for walking, great harbor views from nearby Blueberry Lane overlook. Walk to breathtaking Lane's Island Preserve or rent bikes and kayaks in town. This is not a good choice for people who are expecting a modern "fancy" place. There aren't electric outlets and switches on every wall in every room for instance, but there are plenty of lamps, books, games and the kitchen is well-stocked including lobster pot, coffee maker, and toaster. The owners might be in the connected house while you are here but are a quiet older couple (Caleb writes fiction under the pen name Don Trowden so is usually writing) and there is no open access between spaces. We provide bedding and towels. No pets, please. There is wi-fi, reception best on first floor, but no landline phone or TV. AT&T has cell towers on the island and is best choice for cell service. Maximum occupancy is two adults. Will also consider an infant with parents.


Owner
Caleb Masom
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 25, 2017

About Caleb Masom

My wife and I own the apartment and attached house. We are quiet non-smokers not always on the island. We live and work in Portland, Maine. We just bought the house in June of 2015.

Caleb Masom purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Caleb Masom chose Vinalhaven

Ideal for single travelers or couples looking for affordable stay, apartment is conveniently located to the ferry and Main street, so no car is needed. We provide sheets, blankets, pillows, one fan. An affordable way to get on the island and escape the rush of mainland living.

What makes this apartment unique

Price, walking location, sunny.

Amenities

Vinalhaven Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing

Reviews

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Affordable Rustic Apartment, Walk to Ferry and Town
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
5

Tons of charm.

  • 5 of 5

Great for the price!! great charm! will book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute place, well appointed with everything necessary for living confortly.

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with our communication with the owner. The place was beyond our expectations in both living necessities and decorating. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. Location was great. The only complaint I have is a smoke detector low battery alarm during the night.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting me know about the alarm. Sorry about that I'll fix it now. Come again!
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5

Simply charming

  • 5 of 5

A perfect apartment for our stay on Vinalhaven. Situated within walking distance to all amenities, we were also pleasantly surprised to be a 20 minute walk from the local swimming hole. It is a bit of a walk from the ferry to the apartment with the last part being uphill, so arranging a ride to and from the dock would be ideal. Other than that you are set. Super comfortable bed with nice linens. The apartment is clean with a lot of unique character, just like the town of Vinalhaven. I highly recommend this place for a couple.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the place.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

beds were compfortable

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Starr Street Rental

  • 4 of 5

Our rental on Starr Street was comfiortable and economically decorated. There were many interesting pictures, games, puzzles and books to compensate for television or radio. There was wifi, but a landline would have helped us contact friends and family. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
PWM Portland Jetport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Rockland
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

No pets allowed. Maximum allowable occupancy is one couple with one child.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.